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The Rosetta Project--Video

The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of material on the nearly 7,000 known human languages. The collection currently contains nearly 100,000 pages of material documenting over 2,500 languages, as well as a growing multimedia collection of modern and historical language recordings.

The Rosetta Project is one exploration of The Long Now Foundation√Ęs 10,000 Year Library. The Rosetta Disk, a very long-term backup of the collection, is a hand-sized nickel disk microscopically etched with thousands of pages from the collection and readable with 600 power optical magnification. The writing on the disk can last and be legible for thousands of years.

Texts in the Rosetta Project Collection

Audio in the Rosetta Project Collection

The Rosetta Project website has more information on the Rosetta Digital collection and Rosetta Disk

The Long Now Foundation website has more information on the 10,000 Year Library

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movies
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latvia
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yiddish
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latvian
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yidish
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swahili
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finnish
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story
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northern california latvian association
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taira, anda, laimonis
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arturs
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brigita silina
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brigita silina, ruta bruninsh, gundega nigale
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edgar, armand
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Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by taira, anda, laimonis
movies
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Taira, Anda, and Laimonis discuss Latvian theater, clothing, and the Ventspils dialect (of which Anda gives several examples). See recap, in English, at the following URL: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_taira_anda_laimonis_002
Topics: latvian, latvia, theater, art, performance, clothing, costume, dress, ventspils, dialects
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by brigita silina, ruta bruninsh, gundega nigale
movies
eye 81
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A candid conversation in Latvian from Brigita, Ruta, and Gundega.
Topics: latvian, latvia, conversation, chat
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by mara linde, roberts ozolds
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Mara describes what she would do with five days in Latvia.
Topics: latvian, latvia, visit, vacation, activities
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by marta, brigita silina, arturs
movies
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Marta, Brigita, and Arturs (the cameraman) converse in Latvian.
Topics: latvian, latvia, conversation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by una, meldra
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Una, Meldra, and their daughters talk in Latvian about the Latvian alphabet, and demo a related iPad app.
Topics: latvian, latvia, alphabet, spelling, sounds, letters, language, basics, ipad, application
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by northern california latvian association
movies
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association present a gift to Roberts Ozolds and recite several dainas (Latvian folk poems). See the following URL for an explanation of the dainas in English: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_northern.california.latvian.association_002
Topics: latvian, latvia, dainas, folk poems, folklore
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by linda, armand
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Linda and Armand name Latvian terms for body parts.
Topics: latvian, latvia, body parts, vocabulary
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by northern california latvian association
movies
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association explain briefly, in English, the meaning and significance of their dainas (Latvian folk poems). See the following URL for the original recording of the dainas in Latvian: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_northern.california.latvian.association_001
Topics: latvian, latvia, dainas, folk poems, folklore, explanation, translation
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by linda, amanda
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Linda recites some Latvian nursery rhymes with her daughter Amanda.
Topics: latvian, latvia, nursery rhyme, children's story, children's game
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by northern california latvian association
movies
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Members of the Northern California Latvian Association sing a song in Latvian.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by edgar, armand
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Edgar and son Armand sing a Latvian song.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by meldra
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Meldra sings a lullaby to her daughter.
Topics: latvian, latvia, lullaby, song
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by taira, anda, laimonis
movies
eye 57
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Taira, Anda, and Laimonis give a brief recap, in English, of their conversation about Latvian theater, clothing, and the Ventspils dialect. See original recording, in Latvian, at the following URL: archive.org/details/latvianrecordathon_taira_anda_laimonis_001
Topics: latvian, latvia, theater, art, performance, clothing, costume, dress, ventspils, dialects
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by brigita silina
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Brigita reads a portion of "The Amber Fairytale" by Latvian author Imants Ziedonis.
Topics: latvian, latvia, story, fairytale, the amber fairytale, author, ziedonis, imants ziedonis
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by roberts ozolds, mara linde
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Roberts describes what he would do on a five day visit to Latvia.
Topics: latvian, latvia, visit, vacation, activities
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by martinsh, meldra, una
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Una quizzes Meldra and Martinsh on Latvian technology vocabulary.
Topics: latvian, latvia, technology, computers, vocabulary, quiz
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by martinsh
movies
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Martinsh sings a little song in Latvian about a cat.
Topics: latvian, latvia, song, cat
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by marta
movies
eye 41
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Marta reads selections from the poetry of Imants Ziedonis.
Topics: latvian, latvia, poems, folk poems, songs, literature, imants ziedonis
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by arturs
movies
eye 36
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Arturs talks about Latvian history.
Topics: latvian, latvia, history
Rosetta Project Record-a-thon
by Linda
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Armand counts to twenty in the Latvian language.
Topics: latvian, latvia, numbers, numerals, counting, twenty